Dental disease is one of the most common conditions affecting pets over the age of three, but when it starts there are usually no obvious signs and symptoms. Once it advances, it can devastate your pet’s mouth, causing chronic pain, infected gums, tooth and bone loss – hardly the state we want for our best fur friends!
Fortunately, dental disease is preventable. Fairview Veterinary Hospital is here to warn you about the dangers of dental disease in pets, and how to take care of your dog or cat’s oral health.
It Starts With A Pet Dental Exam
One of the reasons we advocate for annual wellness exams is that they allow us to see what’s going on inside your pet’s mouth. Although we won’t be able to see everything (many problems occur below the gumline), we can give you some pointers for brushing at home and various helpful products like dental diets, chews, and rinses.
The winter holiday season has drawn to a close, and our thoughts have turned to the year ahead. Where will we focus our energy and time? What worked well for us in 2019, and what do we want to change moving forward in 2020?
These and other important questions abound, such as, how will we help our pets to feel their best and remain safe and happy? This last question is one that Fairview Veterinary Hospital can assist with, in more ways than one.
Writing and publishing this blog is our pleasure, and we hope it gives pet owners some informative tips and even sometimes a dose of fun and silliness. At the end of the year, we are looking back to share with you our top blogs of 2019. Enjoy!
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If your pet resides solely in the safety of the bubble of your home, it is not a stretch to question how necessary vaccinations truly are. After all, why would you need to protect your pet if they are never exposed to anything?
Read on as Fairview Veterinary Hospital breaks down the age-old question as to whether vaccinations for indoor pets are really necessary.
In Short, Yes
As trusted medical professionals, we know that most of our clients trust us when we say that vaccinations for indoor pets are necessary. It doesn’t hurt to know why, though! There are some very good reasons that indoor pets need protection, too.
Cat lovers won’t hesitate to confirm that the feline species is pretty perfect. Like it or not, however, cats are biological beings and susceptible to the constraints of a physical body. They can succumb to many of the same diseases and conditions as other species.
While medical problems in cats are not totally avoidable, there are certainly things that us cat lovers can do to help them live out their nine lives well. Understanding the common conditions diagnosed in cats and what to do to avoid or manage them can help our feline friends have long, happy lives.Continue…
If you’ve been a pet owner or even if you have a brand new pet, you may have noticed a plethora of information out there (especially online) about pet food and pet nutrition. The internet abounds with advice, marketing, and guidance for pet owners about what they should feed their pets. How is a conscientious pet owner to make a decision about what to feed?
But wait. It should be easy, right? Pour the food into their bowl and that’s it? Not quite. Pets have specific nutritional requirements that need to be met in order for them to thrive.
Before your throw up your hands in confusion, have no fear. Fairview Veterinary Hospital has the scoop (no pun intended) on pet nutrition.Continue…
The bedrock of any successful business is, of course, the people. Without the friendly, caring, and compassionate folks that keep us going strong each day, our medical expertise and years of experience wouldn’t have as much impact.
Indeed, our team strives each day to help animals in our ever-growing community. We are rewarded tenfold for our efforts with enthusiastic tail wags, face licks, purrs, and head bumps. To the pet owners of Erie, Pennsylvania, we thank you for allowing us the privilege of caring for your companion.
We also want to thank you for reading our pet care blogs. Each month, we discuss topics and address common questions facing many pet owners. From dispelling myths to raising awareness, our pet care blogs are meant to help and inform readers.
Parasites. The word alone gives most people the creeps. No one wants to play host to a blood-sucking bug, but most animals in the wild aren’t able to defend themselves against parasites. Whether internal or external, we can all agree that parasite prevention is important for the pets we know and love. Without a proactive, diligent approach, serious health problems may be the outcome of this costly gamble.
Cause and Effect
Parasites are awful in that they thrive at their host’s expense and are responsible for spreading harmful diseases. Luckily, with consistent monitoring and the right dose of medication, serious health problems are kept at bay, protecting both pets and their owners. What’s more, parasite prevention is less costly than treating illnesses spread by fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Continue…